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A Woman Driving In The Pinion Ridge Fruitland Area Gets Arrested

Posted by Travis Uresk | Nov. 2nd, 2022 | Drugs |

By Travis Uresk


Fruitland, Ut.- On 10/12/22, Deputy Cox was patrolling the Pinon Ridge area on old US highway 40 road around 34000 West at 2:45 am. This area is known for a lot of burglaries.

He noticed a vehicle traveling West on old US 40, and the driver failed to signal in front of the Deputy as it turned left into a driveway. The Deputy activated his emergency lights and initiated a traffic stop around 34100 West old US 40.

As he approached the vehicle, the driver opened the door and identified herself as 49-year-old Marinda Ann Sundwall. She was very nervous and stuttered speech. The Deputy asked Marinda if there was anything illegal inside her vehicle, and she stated there wasn't.

Deputy Cox asked if he could search her vehicle, and she said, "that would be fine."

Marinda had two animals inside the vehicle, and the Deputy asked her to put the animals away so he could search the vehicle. When they both returned to Marinda's car, she became very nervous about the Deputy searching the vehicle.

He explained his concerns and asked again for consent to search her car, and she paused. That's when Deputy Cox noticed an open container of alcohol in the back pouch of the driver's side seat with some of the beverage missing. Marinda then allowed him to search the vehicle at this point.

The Deputy found a bag on the driver's seat and three items labeled THC wax. He asked Marinda if there was anything else she was concerned about him finding. Marinda admitted that she had a little bit of meth. Deputy Cox asked her to point it out. She pointed to a rubber ball that was a container. Inside the container was a clear red baggy with a white crystal substance consistent with methamphetamine.

The white crystal substance was later tested and tested positive for methamphetamine. He also found a pipe with burnt marijuana in the same bag.

Deputy Cox had dispatch run Marinda's driver's license, and it came back expired in May 2022.

Marinda was arrested and booked into the Duchesne County Jail on 10/12/22 at 4:30 am.


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